Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Legacy of Pemberley by Rebecca Ann Collins
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages: 352 pgs
Genre: Jane Austen Sequel/Pride and Prejudice
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge
Summary from publisher:
It has been fifty years since Mr. Darcy took Elizabeth Bennet as his bride, and through half a century of both true happiness and difficult trials, their love has never faltered. When Charles Bingley's declining health forces Darcy and Elizabeth to travel with their dear friends to Europe, it will fall to the next generation to continue the legacy of love and family their parents have spent a lifetime establishing.
Reunions of old friends go hand in hand with the introduction of new adversaries, and long hidden secrets come to light. But as this chronicle comes to a close, the sadness in parting is tempered not only by splendid memories, but the knowledge that the legacy of Pemberley will live far beyond the written page...
I have followed the Pemberley Chronicles since the beginning and I have loved the entire journey. This is one of my favorite series not only in the Jane Austen sequel genre but in almost very genre.
There is so much to love in this series. The characters are engaging and the writing is spot on as always. I love, most of all, how Rebecca Ann Collins emulates Jane Austen's writing style but makes it her own. It lends an authenticity to this series that some other adaptations do not have.
This was the perfect end to this series. All of the story lines came together in a way that left you fully satisfied with the ending of this series. I did feel somewhat confused at times because there were so many characters and so many families within the Darcy circle that it became difficult to recall all of the various couples and stories. I am getting older and the memory is already going. But I did find that if I used the character glossary and looked at my old reviews, I could remember quite a bit easier.
If you are looking for a complete Jane Austen sequel series where you not only see the Jane Austen canon characters develop but also the further generations, this one is for you.
*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.